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Soviets Got'a New SS
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hi all

Taking advantage on a time break on my current project, I decided to attack a simple project (Oh God, I should have known better!!). So I went to one of the LHS and picked one of those newly arrived HobbyBoss 1/700 Kilo Soviet (Russian) Submarine.
All was going fine until I thougth that something was missing... So here''s the result!
A typical 1989/90 scene

Enjoy

Skipper

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 09:23 AM UTC
Nice Job Skip...love the presentation, mate!
Cheers,
~Mark
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United States
Joined: January 26, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 09:43 AM UTC
Looks good, Good idea.
Glad that P-3 is watching ‘em.
Grumpyoldman
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,323 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 11:08 AM UTC
Nice job, the water looks great.
blaster76
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 11:12 AM UTC
You almost fooled me with that black and white. In any case, very nice dio. Who does the Orion? Did those things end up on any of the carriers? MIght pick one up and put it on my NImitz, or add it to the Enterprise stuff I am collecting for a future build.
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 11:39 AM UTC
Hi Guys

Thanks for the compliments - it was a funny project!
Steve, regarding your question on the P-3 Orion, this one came from a 1990 DML/Dragon #7005 ASW Planes & Helicopters... it is now long OOP. But on some DML/Dragon "Soviet versus US/British/Japanese submarine" sets (kind of "dogfight"), the P-3 was issued twice:
- one with the set that included a Japanese submarine (Oyshio/Asashio??) versus a Soviet SSBN
- USS Dallas versus Typhoon (if my memory serves me well)

And NO, these are land based airplanes, not carrier based! The carrier version for these missions would be the S-3A Viking (jet powered) - so, your covered here.

Skipper
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 11:53 AM UTC
Nice work Skip. Love the photo.
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Michigan, United States
Joined: April 03, 2007
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Armorama: 11 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 02:47 PM UTC
Skipper,

Great photos and a great build.
Roy
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Joined: April 21, 2003
KitMaker: 230 posts
Armorama: 64 posts
Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007 - 04:01 AM UTC
A really nice idea, I like this diorama!

Cheers
/Christer
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Idaho, United States
Joined: September 03, 2003
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007 - 05:16 AM UTC
Nicely thought out and nicely executed Skipper.
I wonder why I can see your photos on my work computer but on most of the other posts I can't....



edit....I just realized it wasn't a post, but a feature. I have no problem seeing the feature photos at work, just the photos that are included in the forum posts.
jba
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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007 - 05:42 AM UTC
funny, good idea and well done, but I prefer your 2 latests
JB
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007 - 06:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

This was a "break time" project - without too may PE, or much work with it!
I have tried a small curve on the bow wake, as seen on photos, and I think I managed to get it. The masts and radar screens were a fast scatchbuilt task, the most difficult, on the Kilo was to scratchbuilt the glass windon on the bridge! I had to make four of those 2mm x 1mm transparent parts until I get it right, or before it flyes over the living room!!
With the P-3 Orion, improvements/ difficulties made/were:
- scratchbuilt 4 propellers (one on each set - bad injection);
- make the transparent 4 bubble windows;
- applying those small decals and hand paint the red line (propeller warning)


All in all, was a fun project! I am pleased with the result (and almost fooling Steve Joyce)
I am happy that you enjoyed

Skipper
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 11:02 PM UTC
Rui, great idea for a small diorama. Very nice effect on the water around the bow of the submarine.

Thanks for sharing
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 12:32 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper

Skipper
spongya
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: February 01, 2005
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:23 PM UTC
It is a very powerful dio. Very original.
Nice job. (How long is this sub in 1/700?)
rokket2001
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: March 28, 2005
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007 - 08:01 PM UTC
VERY cool dio, love the aircraft and water, whole things is eyecatching.
Karybdis
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 27, 2006
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 05:56 AM UTC
Hi Rui!

I'll reply here so it won't be off topic on the Tin Cans campaign. This is a really cool diorama! I think I didn't see it because I wasn't really active on MSW at that time and somehow missed it. Your US P-3 is a lot more colorful than my JMSDF version, but I can only use the colors of the real thing. It's also neat how your P-3 scene is with adversaries, while mine is friendly.

But anyway, thanks for showing me!
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 10:10 AM UTC
Hi Dade

Thanks for the compliments!
The US P-3 Orion is really more colorful than the JSDAF one, but still you have made a good job on it!
My suggestion would be improving the "bubble windows" with scratchbuild ones (made out of transparent sprue)

BZ on your dio
Rui